A Sweet Dog Who Couldn’t Close His Mouth Properly Gets Braces on His Teeth to Realign His Bite

A sweet dog named Wesley had a bit of trouble closing his mouth properly since birth. In order to correct the situation Dr. Jim Moore DVM of Harborfront Hospital for Animals in Spring Lake, Michigan, installed braces onto Wesley’s teeth, which will better align his bite and allow him to eat, drink and breathe better. According to Dr. Moore, the orthodontia treatment will be very brief, although it doesn’t seem to bother Wesley at all.

Orthodontia in pets is normally not for aesthetic purposes, but because of health concerns. This is Wesley and he needed tooth alignment because he could not close his mouth completely, otherwise.The good news is, the correction he needed will be brief, perhaps only a few weeks. Also, it obviously doesn’t bother him one little bit (if you look at the “after” photo). He’s a happy little guy.

Wesley as a tiny little puppy.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.